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Kern County and City of Bakersfield wrestling with divergent paths on commercial pot


A display at the Green Nugget pot shop in east Bakersfield features smokeable weed, edibles, wax and other ways to ingest cannabis.

Kern County and the City of Bakersfield have struggled for years to deal with the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in metropolitan Bakersfield.

Now, with legal pot already here and the legalization of commercial cannabis in California just months away, the stakes are going up.

James Burger can be reached at 661‑395-7415 or Joseph Luiz can be reached at 661-395-7368 or

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